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Attacks on Exchange Servers Spread

Attacks on the Exchange server flaws disclosed last week are being exploited by multiple threat actors and targeting a wide range of companies.


‘The Whole World is Built on Software’

MiIke Hanley, the new GitHub CSO, sees myriad opportunities to have a positive influence on software security.

Software Development

Exchange Attacks Hitting Broad Range of Organizations

Attackers are using the four Microsoft Exchange zero days to target organizations from SMBs to government agencies and banks.


Hafnium Attack Group Exploiting Four Exchange Zero Days

A Chinese attack group called Hafnium has exploited for zero days in Microsoft Exchange to steal data from inboxes and take control of compromised servers.

Microsoft, China

ObliqueRAT Delivered Via Rigged Image Files

The ObliqueRAT malware is now being delivered through malicious image files hosted on compromised websites.


Attackers Continue to Target Accellion FTA Flaws

Attackers are exploiting four vulnerabilities in the Accellion File Transfer Appliance, weeks after patches were released.

Cisa, Vulnerability

SolarWinds Hack Leads to Calls for Confidential Data Sharing

Confidential threat intelligence sharing could help prevent the next large-scale intrusions, tech executives say.

Solarwinds, Government

Visibility, Cooperation Needed to Counter ICS Threats

Better visibility into ICS environments and increased cooperation between the private sector and government are key to defeating emerging threat actors.

Ics Security, Government

Mystery Silver Sparrow Malware Targets Macs

The Silver Sparrow malware is targeting Macs, including those with the M1 chip, but is not delivering a payload.

Macos, Apple

SolarWinds Attackers Downloaded Some Microsoft Source Code Components

Microsoft said the SolarWinds hackers were able to view and download some source code components for Azure, Exchange, and Intune.

Solarwinds, Microsoft

RDP Is Still Vulnerable, Remains Popular Target

Recent ESET research shows a staggering increase in the number of attacks against Remote Desktop Protocol in 2020--a clear sign of how effective the method is when breaching networks and compromising machines.


White House Promises Cybersecurity Action, SolarWinds Response

The White House promised to make cybersecurity a top priority and in its first month has begun responding to the massive SolarWinds hack and appointed several people with national security experience who have also previously worked on cybersecurity issues to the Biden Administration.


New DNS Abuse Institute Tackles Malicious Activity

The Public Interest Registry launched the DNS Abuse Institute to coordinate efforts by domain registrars and internet registries to stomp out abuses of the domain name system.

Dns, Internet

U.S. Indicts Three North Koreans for Broad Hacking Campaign

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted three North Koreans for allegedly hacking banks, private companies, and government agencies for many years.


So Many Stolen Passwords Make Credential Stuffing Easier

Thanks to all the data breaches and security incidents over the last few years, attackers are sitting on a gold mine of valuable credentials information which they can use to launch credential-stuffing attacks against major Web services and other applications.